Omodo is in negotiations
with agents in the USA and the Far East to expand its network of Zelfo material
representation in both North America and Japan. Omodo, which is based in North
Germany, is also in the process of strengthening its operations in Europe through
a joint venture company 'Omodo Europe' which is to be established
together with TheGreenFactory, a young and dynamic Paris based materials company.
'Omodo Europe' will be the 'Portal' for all Zelfo related
information, business and licensing opportunities. It will be supported by the
substantial combined research and development activities of both Omodo GmbH
and TheGreenFactory. New Horizons on the ecological business front certainly
seem to be opening up for Omodo, “the potential of this partnership is
very encouraging in these economically challenging times”, commented Richard
Hurding, Managing Director of Omodo GmbH.
“This JV is an opportunity both for ourselves and our clients”,
says Martin Hieaux, Managing Director of TheGreenFactory “as we will be
able to address their demands faster, with tailor-made materials that fit their
ZELFO is an ecological cellulose based formable nano fibre material, free
of binders or adhesives, and produced from a large variety natural raw materials.
With such a wide range of raw material sources, Zelfo is economically viable
in rural economies as well as urban situations where it can utilise waste streams.
Zelfo keeps also the 'life cycle loop' closed, as it can be recycled
back into itself.
With an outstanding range of material densities, end products can range from
thin film light transmitting screens to high-density robust product casings.
Market tested furniture, musical instruments and jewellery are all proven examples
that this technology works.
The 'green credentials' of Zelfo have been compared for energy
use, emissions, etc. against conventional thermoplastic synthetic materials
and some metals. Astoundingly only trimmed timber and 100% recycled aluminium
proved to have better environmental values!
The 'elevator' introduction to Zelfo, a 2 minute video that courses
through the myriad of Zelfo material possibilities is viewable in the internet
under the title 'Zelfo Nano Fibre Technology' or on the Omodo website.
Zelfo is available to manufacturers worldwide by license agreement. Current
projects involve international 'end user' companies as well as manufacturers,
and research institutes.